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  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 May 22, 7:43am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

We are on a horse property with lots of space and panoramic views. Does anyone know:
1. How big can the ADU be?
2. If they allow 1200 sq ft, can I have 4 small units or 2 units?
3. Would tiny homes be most

Each city and county has some discretion regarding size etc. That information should be available on their website.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 May 22, 2:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

This is really a great alternative for empty nesters who don’t want to move, or lose their prop 13 benefit. They can build an ADU, move in and then rent their old house!
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 May 22, 3:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The value (cost) of the ADU will be added to the value of the property when it was first purchased (+ 2% a year).

I am personally opposed to prop 13.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 May 22, 7:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Short version it will have virtually no effect on your property taxes.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 May 27, 8:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Build an ADU, move into it, rent out main house
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 5, 9:57am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

“... slapping additional taxes on companies will drive some of them away, he added. High-tech companies like Apple are the lifeblood of California,” he said. “They provide so much income, employ thousands of citizens and residents, and bring people from around the world to our state.”

And they have made housing unaffordable, and traffic unbearable

This is a solution
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 5, 12:21pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

zzyzzx says
tovarichpeter says
And they have made housing unaffordable, and traffic unbearable

Right. Illegal immigrants are buying up all the residential real estate!
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 7, 9:03am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Yeah all those illegal immigrants have made housing unaffordable in CA.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 7, 2:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Another reason we should impose a head tax on big tech

Most people in the Bay Area are losing from the tech boom which has made housing unaffordable and traffic unbearable. A tax on big tech here would send it to the Central Valley and other places in the country where housing is affordable and tech workers would not have to have two and three hour commutes. The money raised by a tax on tech could be used to build affordable housing and improve public transportation here.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 9, 2:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

mell says
"The majority of the tech press won’t ask tougher questions of Zuckerberg or Musk; they’ll simply continue to fawn over the idols of the business world. Whatever they say must be true."

I don’t think Holmes can be compared to Zuckerberg, Musk or Jobs. They may have sometimes deceived but they each did produce a valuable product that rewarded their investors.

Holmes never told the truth, never produced a product, and her investors lost their investment.

Granted most journalists don’t ask probing questions of tech entrepreneurs but that is because they, like most of us, simply don’t understand technology.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 11, 12:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Actually most of the cost of building apartment buildings in the Bay Area is not land but zoning and height restrictions.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 12, 3:23pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Sacramento and local governments in CA also
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 13, 8:39am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Tim Draper touted the Theranos fraud and personally mentored Elizabeth Holmes.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 15, 5:27pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

RecentCost says
Pretty hilarious how the media couldn't stop

She even conned KQED
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 16, 10:40am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Tenpoundbass says
Wait how much money did you raise for

Probably more than you have earned for many years, having lost many members of my family and many friends from cancer.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 16, 10:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

America’s thin blue line along our border apparently does not regard Native Americans as people. That would require rendering aid and filing a police report.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 19, 4:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

NIMBY is a major cause
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 20, 7:20am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Happiest birthday ever Patrick, and many many more.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 20, 7:37am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Now we have a much better idea of what the Sheriff of Contra Costa County is hiding from the public.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 20, 8:07am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

You don’t want to get sick in Texas

Nearly two-thirds of Texans say the state isn’t doing enough to help low-income adult residents get healthcare
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 20, 12:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Central Valley I Five Corridor close to everything and affordable housing
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 20, 2:14pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

MrBark says
Sure they've relaxed the rules a bit, forcing cities to permit them. Still, building a properly permitted ADU to code with electricity, plumbing and HVAC is still going to cost you upwards of $150k in

Only if you don’t know what you are doing.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 20, 7:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

TovBot, Still not seeing anything on Tuff Shed's website.
The bigger news about CA's ADU laws is a that "manufactured homes" are allowed as an accessory unit. Much simpler than trying to figure out how to legalize a Tuff Shed.

Tuff Sheds are already legal under the law, as well as manufactured homes.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 21, 10:41am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

RafiMaas says
Only took me 2 and a half w/o an appointment. Got

WhichDMV do you work at?
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 21, 11:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Construction is the least efficient industry in the world.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 21, 12:13pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

EBGuy says
tovarichpeter says
Tuff Sheds are already legal under the law, as well as manufactured homes.

Most accessory structures under 120 sq.ft. are allowed without a building permit. Over that limit, though, and it gets more interesting as the Tough Sheds have no foundation. Manufactured homes are built to HUD standards, and, in general, you can't site them on a lot in most cities in

Tuff Shed will build with foundation.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 26, 4:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Ca needs 3.5 million more housing units
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jun 28, 10:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

This trade war is a class war
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 3, 2:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

To what extent is Mexico poor because it is Catholic?
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 11, 12:08pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The mother did police “her own”
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 17, 8:06am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

10 doctors equal 7 billing clerks
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 24, 10:59am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I agree with you about Point One but I do think the feds could weigh in on Points Two and Three.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 26, 6:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Good time to buy
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 5, 1:58pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

So you’re saying the solution to the housing shortage is to build more housing? Hmmmmm. Interesting idea.
  tovarichpeter   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 10, 11:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

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